Brewed by York
Style: Mild Ale
York, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Bottled - pasteurised.
NOTE: This is the bottled version. The cask version has a separate listing.
A warming, dark bitter ale, with a roasted malt taste. Very easy to drink for its strength. A strong mild.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2011
Bottle shared with my mate paddy watching United. Poured dark brown with a thin tan head. Light bitterness, bit of hops, tobacco, dandelion and burdock. Drinkable, not usually mystyle but quite enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (3153) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2011
Bottle from Sainsburys. Dark brown pour (almost black) with a beige head. Raisins, chocolate, berry and caramel aromas. Coffee and chocolate malt flavours with a tinge of smoke. Dry, slightly bitter-sweet finish. Not bad at all

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (11271) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Bottle. Molasses, prune and alcohol aroma. Dark brown color with minimal head. Slightly sweet raisin, chocolate malt and moderately bitter grass hop flavor. A bit light but nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2010
Very deep mahogany colour. Almost black with an off white head clinging to glass. Sweet caramel aroma. Altogether quite rich. Strong caramel malt flavour. Hints of roasted malt and chocolate. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dynamiteninja (1848) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle. Thin off white head. Black body. Some spiciness, chocolate, nuts, roastiness, malt, pine, spruce. Bitter. Medium to heavy. Astringent finish. Some oiliness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Bottle. A - Dark mahogany with definite ruby streaks. Full, large, frothy, creamy, sticky, off cream color with very good retention leaving a thick layer of creamy lace. S - Sweet, earthy nut flavors strongest with some background hints of chocolate. Some strong dark and caramel malt aroma as well. Very faint dark fruit (and general fruitiness) underneath it all. T - Interesting mix of different English flavors. Initially there is a lot of earthy and nutty taste with mild dark and caramel malt bringing some sweetness. Some chocolate malt and a bit of a roasted feel, somewhat similar to an English Stout with more coming out mid-sip. Some grassy and earthy hops come out. M - Medium to light body with a little below average carbonation. Fairly smooth. D - Quite drinkable with a nice mix of dark mild and stout flavors. Light and easy on the tongue but it has enough complexity to be interesting that builds as you drink it. Notes: Best before 28/August/2010. Very enjoyable beer to drink. It’s definitely English although I don’t think it fits neatly into a style. Well balanced and very enjoyable beer. Worth grabbing one if you can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1670) - SWITZERLAND - APR 1, 2010
Bottle 500 ml from Fabeers in York. Dark ale, a bit muddy, thin beige foam. The roasted malt dominates with chocolate keys and molasses. Light bitterness, measured well, notes of dates, toast and grapes on malted cream. Solid body. A bit sweetness in this bitter country. Aftertaste of fruit, licorice and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (2057) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very dark, opaque brown with a really fine beige head that soon disperses. Aromas are very distant with just a touch of fig coming through the otherwise quite full and musty base. Fruity with some raisin notes, a creamy malt tone and lightly toasted malt flavours, finishing with liquorice notes on the swallow. Medium body and a bit of fizz there on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3872) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle, from Sainsbury’s Grimsby. Deep red-black, thin but lasting creamy white head, moderate condition. Gentle sweet smokiness initially in the nose with some plummy fruitiness and a touch of roasted barley, full and roasty in the mouth with bitter coffee notes and gently fruitiness followed by some toffee sweetness and a gentle herby hoppiness, some lingering dry roasted bitterness and gentle figginess in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2009
De couleur très foncée et rougeatre, cette english ale est très maltée. Elle a des flaveurs de malt, de vanille, de boisé et de jambon fumé. Plutot lourde et sucrée, elle peut finir par tomber un peu sur le coeur.

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